The Little Rascals is a '90s classic. This youthful comedy takes us back to when we were kids and helps us feel just a little more at home. You've seen the movie a ton of times, but these rarely-mentioned facts might just surprise you.
For instance, did you know the entire movie was inspired by the Our Gangs shorts from the '20s?
Take a closer look at this photo and you'll see two very famous child stars in the background. Just behind Darla (top left), you can see Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. They have a small role as Darla's friends.
McFarland and Switzer are Spanky and Alfalfa's last names, respectively, in the film. You might not have known that and you probably won't know this fun fact either. Those are the last names of the last actors who played those parts in the 1930s!
The producers of the film wanted the originalLittle Rascals star George "Spanky" McFarland to have a part, but he passed away during the pre-production stages. This is always a sad possibility when rebooting old TV shows or movies.
Travis Tedford (Spanky), Bug Hall (Alfalfa), and Blake Jeremy Collins (Woim) were all really good friends behind the scenes. There's nothing like the filming of a movie to bring people together. I think we all just learned that hugging every morning is the way to go.
The director also made sure to film the movie out of order. She wanted to film the middle before the opening and closing scenes, so the kids could feel more like friends. This trick worked too! We all wish we had special friendships like the ones in this film.
We had to throw this one in since it's pretty relevant. President-elect Donald Trump had a cameo in the film as Waldo's dad. No shocker there, since Waldo plays the part of a spoiled rich kid and...well, we all know the rest.